The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Bertrain Bailey

St. John Missionary Baptist Church
Dallas, TX

Sponsor: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, (D-TX)
Date of Prayer: 02/03/2010

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Ms. CORRINE BROWN of Florida. It is an honor to be here today with our distinguished guest chaplain, Rev. Bertrain Bailey , who is Pastor of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson's constituent. Rev. Bailey is well known for his strong faith and the work he is doing in the Dallas, Texas, community. He has impacted the lives of thousands of congregation members, and I am pleased that he could be with us today in the House of Representatives to share his prayers and wisdom.

For over 130 years, the Missionary Baptist Church has been known for its tradition of serving the church family and community. During his time at St. John's, Rev. Bailey has proven an energetic and dynamic leader. His spirit and initiative have endeared him to current members and attracted new members. I am pleased to be able to share his faith and inspiration with my colleagues. I thank Rev. Bailey for his presence and his blessing.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

"God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might, led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray."

Lord we intercede for our nation at war and pray for your comfort to the families whose sons and daughters have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we ask that you grant healing for the wounded.

We remember the sorrow and the suffering of the people of Haiti, who struggle from day to day with their backs against the wall, especially the children.

We are thankful for the graciousness of our President of these United States, the House of Representatives, and the generosity of people around the world.

In this hollowed chamber we seek the Guidance of Your infinite wisdom for the House of Representatives to help solve the problems of our time and our nation. In the name of the One Who loves the world. Amen.

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